At Kum & Go, we all share a not-so-secret secret: when you enjoy each other’s company and the company you work for, everything else just falls into place. We refer to our corporate offices as our Store Support Center (or “the SSC”) to emphasize the value we place on servicing our stores and our customers. Join us in a Store Support Center role, and see just how rewarding growing your career and our successful brand and business can be.
Corporate Career Paths
in our Store Support Center
Store Support Center
Our Store Support Center, located in West Des Moines, Iowa, has exciting opportunities and a number of different career paths to help each associate achieve success. Whatever department you are in, you’ll have the tools, freedom, power and support to make an impact on our business, our culture, and ultimately on the lives of the customers we proudly serve every day. Opportunities are available in:
Hear why Waleed chose Kum & Go – Our Director of Risk Management
Waleed was first attracted to Kum & Go because he heard great things about our culture and reputation. And now that he’s settled into his career here, he says he’s very proud to be part of an organization “that’s proving that jobs can be exciting, managers can be caring, and companies can be a positive light in the communities in which they operate.”Read his whole interview here.
Hear from Waleed – Our Director of Risk Management
I trust the opinion of others who know me, what I stand for, and the value I bring. What turned me on initially to the opportunity at Kum & Go was people that know me well calling and stating, “I know the high-powered team at Kum & Go, and I think you would be a really good fit in their organization.” This piqued my interest to learn more about the culture at Kum & Go and why it had such a good reputation. Then I read the job description and I felt it was a good fit for my current strengths and offered stretch opportunities in areas I have a passion for. The job description also exuded energy, innovation, and creativity, all signs of an organization I wanted to be a part of.
Kum & Go has a culture where every single associate is invited to play a role in our future. I know I can go to work every day and make days better for our associates and customers. Also, my leadership cares about my opinion. I feel welcomed, trusted, and valued.
My relationship so far has been constructive, supportive, and positive. As a new leader, I know I am taking risks because I don’t have years or decades of institutional knowledge to fall back on. I am given grace on things, and the leaders around me arend very supportive as I navigate new territory.
I have become an advocate for Kum & Go as an employer. I know many people in my network that are not happy in their employment and it typically ties back to either not liking their job, not liking their manager, or not liking the mission of their current employer. I use my journey to Kum & Go to hopefully inspire them to take a risk and make a change. I can point to our great company as proof that jobs can be exciting, managers can be caring, and companies can be a positive light in the communities in which they operate.
My role has already changed, for the better. It was recently announced that my team of two (including myself) will be merging with our Loss Prevention department, which increases the size of our department by five associates. For me, I am looking forward to hopefully being a positive impact on my new associates’ lives.
The best part of my job is feeling empowered to make a difference and bring value to the organization. My leader has demonstrated trust in my knowledge, skills, and competencies as a professional. I have a desire to reinvent the craft of risk management and I am getting the support to do so.
If someone is currently looking for an energetic, goal- focused work environment, Kum & Go is for them. We also have such a diverse organization that you have a seemingly endless supply of development and learning opportunities. There are so many people that started in our stores and capitalized on those opportunities and who have had a very satisfying career.
I am impressed with the level of talent at Kum & Go and the strong accountability for success. I have built a connection with some of our store associates and I love how committed they are to our mission. With a goal-focused work environment, everyone has the great opportunity to contribute.
Learn More about our Creative Work Environment
Creative Work Environment
Kum & Go’s Store Support Center offers an excellent environment for you to do your best work. Here you’ll find collaborative work and social spaces, a game room, an impressive art collection and more. This not only makes for a great place to come to work every day, it’s a constant reminder of the freedom, creativity and unique voice we can all bring to our own work, every day.
Whether it’s celebrating a win at a monthly happy hour, serving a meal with coworkers at the homeless shelter, or meeting the spouse of a fellow associate at a quarterly company outing, we focus on personal connections and having fun along the way. Join us and see what our welcoming environment, entrepreneurial nature and empowering opportunities can mean to you and your career going forward.
We’re outgrowing our current headquarters and are in the process of building Krause Gateway Center, our new Store Support Center in Downtown Des Moines. Situated on the edge of the Western Gateway, our new building was designed by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano and features light-filled, highly-collaborative work spaces, outdoor meeting spaces, a rooftop garden and more.
InternshipsLearn More about Internshipss
Learn all you’re capable of at Kum & Go.
Are you ready to kick start your future? If you are still in college, Kum & Go offers students an exceptional opportunity to grow, contribute, discover and learn as paid summer professional interns. We are very proud of our 10-week program, and the rave reviews we continually get from each graduating class energizes and excites us even more. We are also proud of our strong record of hiring interns full-time upon their graduation.
Here, you’ll get to work on a focused real-world project in the subject area of your internship while working closely with a company leader and mentor. What’s more, the program includes a number of fun activities, professional developmental opportunities and relationship-building experiences with your fellow Kum & Go interns.
Typical internships areas include:
- Accounting & Finance
- Business Insights & Analytics
- Human Resources
- Information Technology
- Marketing & Communications
- Operations Management
- Real Estate & Construction
- Store Management
Interview ProcessLearn More about the Interview Process
Let’s get to know each other better
The interview process allows us to get to know you, and you to get to know us! Your first step is to apply via this website. Next, you’ll interview with a member of our Talent Acquisition team, most likely over the phone. The next set of interviews will take place at the Store Support Center with the hiring manager and other members of the selection team. During the on-site interview experience, you’ll learn about our culture, the position and team, and take a tour. You’ll have plenty of time to ask questions, so be sure to bring them!
- Creative Work Environment
- Interview Process
Benefits & More
Kum & Go is proud to provide our Store Support Center associates with the following benefits.
- Health Savings Account with Company Contribution
- 401(k) with Match
- Referral Bonus
- Christmas Club
- Investment Club
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Paid Time Off
- Paid Holidays
- Maternity, Adoption & Parental Leave
- Food & Beverage Discounts
- Company-Paid Life
- Company-Paid AD&D
- Voluntary Life and Dependent Life
- Flex Spending Accounts
- Company-Paid Short Term Disability
- Company-Paid Long Term Disability
- Fitness Reimbursement